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to go in different direction. the unfortunate and very tragic incident in connecticut in sandy hook elementary school of course heightened everybody's awareness of what violence can really be all about. and as we have been not only responding, reacting to this national tragedy that i think president obama has adequately described as broken all of our hearts, and in every funeral that has taken place, for those 20 innocent children and six innocent adults in the school districts, and school administrators, we obviously have shared in that very tragic event, all of us. it has touched everybody across this country. san francisco is no different. and i have shared that emotional experience with the supervisor and everybody here, in our law enforcement, and in our health department as well. the question for us, then, is what do we do about it? and not only can we share in this tragedy and signal our sympathies to the families as we've done, but we've got to do something more. and this is where i want to make sure i recognize all of the people that are in that effort of doing something ab
on the news edge. >>> they survived sandy. what do you do with that debris? the massive around-the-clock effort going on months after the hurricane. >> and a medical miracle. an iraq war veteran undergoes a unique procedure. just ahead. sue. >> and some incredible weather here, too. 25 degrees above average and d.c. surging to 69 degrees. and that is not a record. everyone was like can we do this tomorrow to make plans. tomorrow's weather looks crazy. we'll talk about that and some action out there issue media day. >> and it's hot out there, too. and coming up in sports, rallyist fire and it's not about -- ray lewis is under fire and gonzalez is accused of using performance-enhancing drugs. what he has to say about that later in sports.  >>> six weeks later, a sarg sent going home. he lost all four of his limbs in an explosion in iraq and 16 doctors worked to connect the blood vessels and number ofs and skin. he will always remember the first time he moved his mew arms. >> and was sitting there with my friends and did it by yes it's -- it's like did you do that o
of items. first of all regarding the shooting at sandy hook elementary in connecticut. this was an unfathomable event. as a parent it hit so close to home that i am amazed i never imagined it and i have had a pit in my stomach ever since. 20 students, four for teachers and two administrators. i have a first grader. every day 34 americans are murdered with guns during president obama's final four years in office it is estimated that 40,000 americans will be killed with guns, the same amount of people killed in vietnam. says the shooting in arizona which killed six people including a nine-year-old and seriously injured than congresswoman-- as the city we should continue to lead the way to advocate for and pass policies that protect the general well-being of the society. today i am introducing two resolutions, supporting senator dianne feinstein's assault weapon legislation; and a resolution supporting the sandy hook promise, born out of the event that killed those 20 children, four teachers and two other distribution. assault weapons have been used in at least 459
impacted by the sandy high school elementary school shooting. >>> no delays on 695, we are dealing with freezing rain and sleet across the region. a live look in wood lawn where the winter weather arrived. i will let you know how this weather will affect your commute, coming up on good morning maryland. a young girl's desk will be emptied this morning. >> the 10-year-old girl was killed during a house fire. this is the damage left behind, windows blown out , the siding is black , there is a notice of condemnation. the fire broke out saturday night on hayward in dundalk. firefighters say the victim whose friend was inside the home with her mother, grand father and five children when the fire happened. >> everybody was just sitting there. i was hoping she would be okay, they said she was asleep while this was happening. she died. her family is inside the hospital. >> my friend was a nice girl. i miss her. >> investigators say raven died from smoke inhalation and burns. 7 other people who lived in the house made it out. they are expected to be okay. officials still aren't sure whether
. this is sandy hook. >> shooting happened a few blocks from the teenager's school kaine college prep. >>> hundreds of residents in newtown, connecticut, took part in a public hearing last night. it's part of a push to call for increased gun control legislation in the state. >> a bipartisan group from the state's legislature is considering policy changes after the shooting at an elementary school which left 26 people, including 20 first graders dead. randall pinkston has more from newtown. >> jesse was 6 years old. >> reporter: he was among the 26 killed at sandy elementary school. >> we can turn this tragedy into the event that turned the tide. >> reporter: lewis and other family victims spoke at a hearing before connecticut state lawmakers. the bipartisan panel is considering policy changes following the december 14 massacre. many spoke in favor of new gun laws. a few against. >> the lawless do not observe gun controls, restrictions or regulations, and this leads good and lawful citizens at an unjust advantage against the lawless. >> reporter: david wheeler lost his son benjamin to
raised for special olympics maryland. for a polar bg fit bear. tim tuten is live at sandy point state park for the polar bear plunge. because of the impending snow in the forecast all school closings and delays are running along the bottom of our screen and the list is growing. right now we go to john collins for a look at conditions at sandy point. how is it going? >> the snow is not here yet but the cold air is in the water and in the air. here is a map. we prepared a lot of information. the numbers in white is the water temperatures which are mid 30's at thomas point light house. mouth of the sever river. and temperature there. in the blue box on the left side is the beach air conditions. and the air is conditioned. 22 degrees is the air temperature. south wind not quite 10 miles an hour so that gives us a wind chill of 13. then you put the people in that cold water and they get out of the water and all of that stuff evaporates on their skin. and that is cold, that is really cold. tim tuten is all bundled up and he will tell us what is going on at sandy point. >> everything is ha
?" ♪ hector! hector! what? aunt sandy! aunt sandy! check it out! "friends or aunts!" you got selected? yes! bob bobson, the host, chose me. "friends or aunts" is like it's like my third or fourth favorite game show! i just got selected to be on the gameshow "friends or aunts." can you believe it? it's just wonderful! "friends or aunts" is a pretty watchable gameshow. i know! i mean it's like kind of, sort of ok! um, since you're my friend do you want to be my partner? seriously? you're selecting me to be your friend on "friends or aunts?" what do you say? ♪ yeah! guess what? i get to choose a friend or aunt to be my partner on the show. and guess who i select? you! (screaming) it's the proudest moment of my life! ♪ (everyone talking) all: we just got selected to be on "friends or aunts!" wait... what? all: we just got selected to be on "friends or aunts!" stop that! no, you stop that! so, i guess it's us against you? yep. oh, you guys have never met my aunt sandy, she's a hypnotist just like uncle sigmund. i'm very good at what i do and i also like to do what i do, so i d
barton a victim from aurura is here. some of the sandy hook families are not here. if it is no objection, would like to submit the op-ed from "the new york post." -- "the washington post." >> without objection. >> to achieve johnson, you are here -- to achieve johnson -- to chief johnson you are here not only in a personal capacity but, in my view, as resenting and reflecting the courage and heroism the tens of thousands of law enforcement community, police and firefighters and birth responders across the -- first responders across the country who, every day braved the threat of gunfire and are often out- man the oregon by criminals. i appreciate your service to our country and i was in sandy hook at a firehouse or parents want to find out whether their children or alive. i will never forget the sights and sounds of that day when the grief and pain was expressed in the voices and faces of those parents. as much evil as the were on that day in newtown, there was also a tremendous power was a man goodness. -- tremendous her wisdom and goodness. it is the heroism and goodness of the educato
of government and business. >> i'll tell you if she dropped any hints about 2016. >>> plus, the sandy bill passes in the senate. but not before 36 republicans totally disgrace themselves. i'll introduce you tonight to the sandy 36. >>> and it's a modern-day civil rights struggle between workers and management in the state of mississippi. i'll tell you why these nissan employees say they're being denied a voice in the workplace. good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching there is more hope tonight for 11 million people who are currently living in fear. >> i'm here today because the time has come for common sense, comprehensive immigration reform. the time has come. now is the time. >> president obama went to a las vegas high school today to outline his own immigration reform plan. the cheers from the crowd tell you a lot. there are places in this country where the threat of deportation hangs over the heads of many people. >> the good news is that for the first time in many years, republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. members of both parties
want to state we're not here trying to undermine funding for sandy, needed for sandy. some of the things the house did i think are legitimate in terms of saying let's set aside unrelated matters. it doesn't mean we cast them into the dust bin never to be seen again. it simply means let's let those that are not emergency situations be more carefully examined in terms of whether we need that. and if someone does come to the floor, as senator lee is going to do, is my understanding, and offers a potential offset, let's at least look at that possibility. the debt clock is ticking and ticking ever faster. and it is destroying the hopes and dreams of future generations. and i think we have a moral responsibility to at least be as conscious and effective with dealing with the taxpayers' dollars in terms of how they're spent, whether it's an emergency supplemental related to a disaster or whether it's just a normal appropriation that comes along every year through our appropriations process. we haven't exercised that kind of discipline, and our country is going to pay a very seriou
. becky, don't slam the door. ( door slams ) ( groans ): thanks. rebecca: sandy. hey, girl, you just made it. is everything o.k.? yeah, i was up late last night. with matt? no, with this. look. what is it? it's a brochure from the boston school of music. i sent my application in this morning. good for you. this place looks expensive. it is. but it'll be worth it if i get accepted. and if you don't get in? i've got my backup schools. maybe i'll get into one of them. how many colleges are you applying to? four. four? why so many? that's a lot of work. and a lot of money just to apply. but i've been dreaming of this for a long time. your dreams are so big... exciting. i mean, my dreams are real simple-- get married, have a family, stuff like that. i don't know, i can't explain it. i just want to know everything i can about music. i'll get my degree and make something of myself. well, when you become a big star, and you get your first hit song, don't forget your friends here at the factory. ( both laugh ) me? forget? never. i'll even send you a free copy. oh, you're all heart. man ( on televi
, cleaning up after super storm sandy. efforts are still underway 24/7. a look at the staggering degree be -- debris being removed and recycled. >> and as we get rid of the mass of amount of water that fell on our area, we're looking to the west for a very fast- moving clipper of snow that might be moving through later tonight. i will let you know how that will affect the morning commute. >> and coming up in the sports edge, we'll hear from brooks when he thinks he'll return to the ice and a painful putt to watch from phil mickleson. all of that is straight ahead. we gotta sell the car. where would we eveven start? get the car. hi howard. get in. hi, good to see you. start with an actual written offer when selling your car, no strings attached. carmax. start here. >>> months after superstorm sandy swept across the northeast, the cleanup efforts continue and some crew are taking steps they can. fox's rick leventhal has that story. >> having trouble with the oddio and we'll pass it along. take a break and we'll be back in a minute. >>> coming up next, it was a d.c. institution. music love
sandy, droughts, extreme chill. whether it's a cyclical thing where we'll turn this around or we're on a one-way path remains to be seen. >> we've seen extreme heat and cold and hurricanes sweeping through new york, which i experienced. it was dramatic when it happened. it caused a lot of damage. the critics against this say, look, this has gone on for centuries and millenniums. always freakish periods of weather. no different now. what do you say to that? >> i think you are better off looking -- >> i think lee goldberg may have frozen there it was so cold. i think he's iced up. you can't hear him. you can barely hear me. we got lee back. we thought you had frozen to death. no. you are frozen to death. unfortunately we have lost lee goldberg. sorry about that. president obama is making the fight against extreme weather part of his second term agenda. joining me now is editor and chief and an executive director of the sierra club. welcome to you both. when i last spoke to you about this, pretty fiery debate about it and you were opposed to any suggestion that there's any real scie
by hurricane sandy now back together. ♪ thanks to a little help from the next generation. >>> good evening, much of the world's attention today was focused on a horrific tragedy in brazil, the death toll tonight at least 230 after a fast-moving fire broke out in a crowded nightclub. officials say too many people and too few exits turned the club into a death trap after a rock band's pyrotechnics apparently ignited the ceiling. many patrons were left unable to get out, overwhelmed by the smoke, and in some cases, the flames themselves much the circumstances are eerily similar to some other deadly nightclub fires the past several years, including one in this country. today's tragedy happened in the southern brazilen university town of santa maria. nbc's mike taibbi reports. >> reporter: the kiss nightclub was packed with the usual saturday night crowd when at 2:00 in the morning, a disaster. the ground floor was filled with smoke. club security initially blocked several emergency exits, thinking patrons were leaving without paying and that left only a few ways out. in the ensuing panic, many
wanted relief money for hurricane sandy victims until they had to vote for it. we'll look at more republican hypocrisy on disaster relief of the past with salon's joan walsh. you can listen to my radio show on sirius xm radio monday through friday noon to 3:00 p.m. share your thoughts with us on facebook and on twitter using the #edshow. >>> welcome back to "the ed show." thanks for staying with us tonight. president obama has not taken a breather since inauguration a week ago. house of representatives, well, they're on vacation. and yet here is what the national republican congressional committee tweeted today. sign the petition to tell the president to get to work? the job isn't done. house speaker john boehner retweeted the same message. it's time for a brief recap of what president obama has been doing on the job. today, of course, it was the immigration speech in las vegas. and if you look like a man with wind at his back, yeah, i would say there is a pretty good reason. yesterday the president and vice president met with law enforcement around the country in pursuit of commo
. and the plungers are back. we have head live to sandy point for the annual polar bear plunge. wbal-tv saturday starts now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> good morning, everybody. welcome to this special polar bear plunge edition of 11 news saturday morning. i'm kate amara. stan? >> we had some flurries driving in but not going to be anything but flurries. one benefit. because we have this include deck overhead, it's held the temperatures up a little bit. so it's not as bitterly cold this morning. >> our readings are mostly in the low to mid temperatures. i've got the satellite in hear. you see a lot of overcast. gray shading over the mid-atlantic reading. this is a little second impulse. it's not lake-effect snow. it's just a second impulse coming along the flow in the upper atmosphere. it's coming out of the great lakes. so we may see a little bit of this off and on but it's not accumulating-type snow. we'll see breaks in the clouds. the trend temperature-wise over the next few days is up, up, up. we'll talk about that coming up in a few minutes. >> we'll take tha
they wouldn't have done anything for sandy hook. they wouldn't have done anything for virginia tech. th it's not because the law failed. it's because people who are supposed to follow the law failed. i put this question for you again. what good are laws if people don't follow them? >> right. so you still maintain that we have to put more and more guns out there and america will be safer? >> i don't maintain anything. you can put words into my mouth all you want to. >> do you believe that? >> let me tell you something. >> do you believe more guns would lead to less gun crime? >> let me answer you. i am never, ever going to do anything that is going to somehow limit someone's ability to protect themselves. and speaking as someone who has had to deal with this, let me tell you something. i've been in the situation where i've had to protect myself. i have two children. i've had my life threatened. i've had my children's lives threatened. i went to the police. i went to security. do you know what -- you know what they told me? they said the best thing you can do is to get a firearm and to get a
. >> the northeast in a deep freeze and that sandy aid is still on ice because it looks like harry ain't in a hurry. >> welcome, i'm in for neil cavuto. remember the outrage when republicans in the house questioned the pork in the sandy aid bill. accused of holding it hostage. >> i'm infewerrated. >> it's institutionable an every level. >> have some guts, put it up, vote yes or no. >> this is a dollars on top of a disaster. i'm sit hearing in shock. it's unprecedented and disgusting. >> we cannot leave here doing nothing. that would be a disgrace. >> so why the holdup now? the house passed the aid package ten days ago and still stuck in the senate as sandy victims are freezing with temperatures in the northeast dropping into the teens. the wind chill making you feel like it's below zero. we're going to talk to asen divictim. first to david lee miller, at a tent city in new york where folks are just trying to keep warm. david? >> these tents behind me, a great deal more than just a place to stay warm. you can see this fedex tractor-trailer. inside it's packed with donated replies. and then look at t
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at sandy hook elementary school last week was truly horrifying. and painful for all of us to sit back and witness. but i'm here today not to speak of last week's events in connecticut, but i'm here today because of the phone calls that i regularly get from many of the police officers that are here in this room today in the middle of the night. department officers informing me and alerting me of the violent shootings that are happening right here in our own neighborhood. i'm here today because i have personally visited too many families as they grieve the loss of loved ones, largely due to gun violence. i'm here today because of the time that i've spent at general hospital consoling innocent victims of gun violence, some as young as five years old. i'm here because we have to do more and use every legislative and executive power that are available to us to continue to address the causes as well as the impacts of senseless gun violence occurring in our neighborhoods. now, what we know is that many of the shootings that are occurring are increasingly involving young adults under the age
.5 billion relief bill for the vict uperstorm sandy is on its way to president obama's desk. the senate approved the aid bill yesterday, two weeks after the house. we have this report. >>> the bill is passed. >> reporter: the senate approved the superstorm sandy aid bill by a vote of 62-36. three months after the storm devastated the northeast coast, congress passed the $50.5 billion emergency relief package. >> the bill we passed today is almost everything we wanted in the senate bill. >> reporter: all 36 votes against the measure were from republicans, many of whom opposed adding billions more to the national debt. >> if we don't apply at least some discipline to how we evaluate and how we examine how we're going to go forward without continuing to plunge into debt and to borrow money, then i think we're shirking our duty here. >> reporter: the bill includes more than $12 billion in housing and urban development grants for victims of sandy and other disasters. more than $11 billion for fema and $10 billion to repair mass transit systems in and around new york ci
. because people are starting to show up here at sandy point state park because at 1:00 it's the 17th annual maryland state police plunge. all the money goes to the special olympics and the special olympic athletes. thank you for being here. how are you doing? >> i'm doing great. this is impressive, isn't it? >> unbelievable. the energy is amazing. the way our athletes warm people's souls, it's a balmy day out here. >> you said that so-so well and it's true. jimmy myrick one of the first people who started the super plunger last night came in and everybody went crazy. >> unbelievable inspiration to us all. he embodyies the concept that athletes transform lives and build a better community. >> it must be an honor to have your job here with special olympics maryland because to be around such special people. >> the word honor is right. i'm the luckiest person here to be able to work with people like you and everybody who comes out to support. we will have 20,000 people out here. 11,000 will go in the bay to raise $the 2.6 million to raise the statewide funds. >> i say you should go once in you
of two victims from the tragic sandy hook elementary shooting showing two very different views. >> the problem is not gun laws. the problem is a lack of civility. >> reporter: his son james died in the attack questions whether new gun laws will make a difference. and saying accountability andp coarsement are the key. >> and we should hold people individually accountable for their actions and we should enforce laws appropriately and we're not. >> reporter: he brought a photo of his son, the six-year-old judgesy lewis, another victim at sandy hook elementary. >> and he was my son, my best buddy and best friend. >> reporter: he pointed to more restrictions, likeout outlawing high-capacity clips and improved gun safety. >> and i know both sides need to work together to pass regulations working for everybody. >> reporter: the topic tackled by the white house, top police officials from communities affected by recent mass shootings, including the newtown meeting with president obama. >> if law enforcement officials who were dealing with this stuff every single day can come to some bak
. westbound 50, we have some debris blocking the right lane. there is an accident at sandy point state park. york road at, harrisburg expressway, things are moving fine. it is still pretty windy. things are moving find 95 at o'donnell street. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the fight over the future of john leopold. the judge is expected to set a sentencing date today. >> the council is taking steps to have leopold forced from office. >> the council gathered yesterday to begin the process of removing leopold from office. he was convicted on two counts of misconduct. the council resolution that would oust leopold passed easily yesterday. the county attorney says removing him so soon may be illegal. his opinion centers around the word "conviction.' >> they have no authority to remove any official convicted of a crime until the conviction is a matter of record, until the conviction is final. maryland law is very clear. the conviction becomes a matter of record at the time of sentencing. >> the judge is expected to set the sentencing date. his conviction and never become final. sarah
composers and musician from broadway paid respect to the develops of sandy hook elementary school -- victims of sandy hook elementary school. all proceeds and donations from the event are going to united way. [audio not understandable] leopold didn't take the stand in his defense. abc2 news sherrie johnson reports there could be a verdict and we have had explosive testimony from everyone poo worked for leopold and closing arguments are happening today. here's sherrie johnson. >> reporter: yes, that's right. closing arguments are scheduled for 9 this morning in the case of john leopold. the judge coo co reach a verdict as early as today. leopold's team wrapped up the case yesterday. county executive never took stand in his defense. leopold faces three counts of misconduct and one count of fraud for allegedly miss using county money. the state has said leopold abused his power by having his county paid security officers sit in a bowling alley parking lot while he had sex in another car. he may have lacked judgment but what he did was not illegal. yesterday, the defense called another doctor wh
sandy hook will saying america the beautiful at the superdome on sunday. >> we are following a situation in laurel. crews are working to evacuate people dealing with a massive flooding situation. we have the mayor on the phone. what is the situation at this point? >> currently we are working to monitor the amount of water they have released from the dam which has caused flooding downstream. this is indeed historic district along -- in the historic district along route 1. they have a lot of water to pump out, which is going to cause us a lot of concern and issues. >> we are talking about water being released from the dam along the river. why is that being done knowing that homes are going to be flooded as a result? >> it is 9 understanding that they have no place to put the water -- -understanding that they have no place to put the water. unfortunately, with all the rain we got last night and all the runoff, it is causing a lot of issues for them as well up here in laurel. we are doing some volunteer evacuation's along that area. we are coordinating with the surrounding counties. >> we ar
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. >> by saturday morning, they were still pledging. folks started showing up at sandy point state park. this is the 17th annual polar bear lunch. it is an event like no other. >> it gives back. it is for a good cause. >> i have my five-year-old doing it this year. it will be a lot of fun. >> at 1 p.m., thousands took the plunge. as always, it was a sight to see. all of these people helping special olympic athletes. wbal-tv 11 news. >> you could hear the screams. they raised more than $2 million. we will have the final number of the week running up. very cold week. >> it was a little colder before it that started. we know why they were screaming. they were screaming because it was so cold. water temperatures were only in the 30's. we look at the radar from today . we can see a good part of last night and today, we had snow shower activity mostly to the west of us. not really accumulating. this was a separate system that has been passing through the upper atmosphere. that will diminish tonight. another weather system and the leading edge of warm air will be coming in on monday. that coul
. there is no word on a motive or suspects. >> gun-control remains a hot topic on capitol hill in the wake of sandy hook. california senator dianne feinstein is introducing legislation that would ban assault weapons as well as high capacity ammunition magazines and strengthen background checks for gun buyers. the bill would and that part of president obama's gun control plan. we have more on the proposal coming up at 6:00. vice-president joe biden is taking his gun task force's recommendations on the road. he kicks off a campaign tomorrow in richmond promoting the new gun-control agenda. president obama will also travel to push his plan but the white house has not released any destinations. >> hillary clinton's byerly testimony about the attack in benghazi is still making waves. >> all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans because -- and was it because of a protest or was it because some guys went out and decided they were going to kill americans? what difference does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and to prevent it from happening again. >> the center who asked que
, or a sea level rise, if the delta fails, the disaster would be comparable to superstorm sandy or hurricane sandy, loss of jobs. i'll do whatever i can to make sure that doesn't happen. my proposed plan is two tunnels 30 miles long and 40 feet wide designed to improve the ecology of the delta with almost 100 square miles of habitat restoration. that's big, but so is the problem. lasted a short while and cost $15 billion, about the same as this project. this will serve californians for hundreds of years. when you think about california's future, no long- term liability presents as greater danger to our well being as the build-up of carbon dioxide and others in the atmosphere. according to the latest report in the world bank, carbon emissions are the highest in 15 years. the plant could warm by more than 7 degrees fahrenheit, unknown event in human experience. some of you will be around for that. i won't. california is extremely vulnerable because of our mediterranean climate and reliance on snow pack for so much of our water supply. tipping points can be reached before we know we've passed t
change coverage in america. >> it's maybe beginning to change since superstorm sandy. think about last year we went through this lerks -- election leer which happened to the hottest in the country. 60% in drought. big fires in the west, superstorm sandy, $110 billion in climate related disasters and we had all these presidential debates, not one single journalist in any of the debates asked any of the candidates a single question about the climate crisis. that is pathetic. >> jon: i don't think there's any question about that. [cheers and applause] no question. >> so here you have an award-winning network that has a established its reputation for excellence that does terrific climate coverage. they want to come in here and give 24/7 commercial free outstanding news reporting and give coverage to the climate issue, why not? >> jon: that i understand. >> thank you. >> jon: you already have. current was a news organization that could have zn don that. >> without -- could have done that. >> without deep pockets. being an independent. i'm proud of my partner and i did. we won awards. we wer
hearing since the sandy hook tragedy when the surprise witness appeared. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords of arizona was led by the hand by her husband, mark kelly. it was two years ago this month that giffords was shot through the head during a meeting in tucson. 18 others were shot and six died. a day of testimony began with this: >> speaking is difficult, but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard, but the time is now. you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. thank you. >> pelley: giffords, who is partially blind, resigned from congress last year. the rest of today's hearing featured gun control advocates and opponents, and our nancy cordes was there. >> reporter: at one end of the witness table was gabrielle giffords' husband. at the other was the c.e.o.st national rifle association, wayne lapierre, who argued new gun laws are nun necessary. >> the fact is we could dramatically cut crime in this country with guns and save lives all over this
, the senate is to vote on a $51 billion package to help victims of .uperstorm sandy lawmakers are expected to approve the measure. they send it to the president next week. billouse passed the .arlier this month president obama said he will sign the bill. >> civil rights groups and other todayzations plan to call president obama and congress. to act onthem immigration reform this year. it comes as president obama to nevada tomorrow to discuss his plans on immigration reform. today, groups and senators are expected to announce the plan a pathway toeate 11 million for the immigrants already in the united states. it is 5:18 right now. onm caskey joining us here set. laptop here.e i am looking at things closely. we have observations -- i am seeing a little bit of everything. the washington area. -- us break it down for the live superh a doppler seven radar. tome, dark blue, pink , -- usually the white indicates no. pink is mixed precipitation. -- indicates snow. pink is mixed precipitation. fredericksburg reporting light snow. at reagan national. martinsburg and hagerstown reporting freezing ra
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the incident quickly. >> the cause of the fire is under investigation. sandy point state park was the place to be saturday as 13,000 people braved the icy waters of the chesapeake bay for the 17th annual polar bear plunge. the annual event raises money for special olympics maryland. our very own rob roblin, a plunge fan favorite spoke to some of the super plungers as they came out of the water. >> how are you doing, angel? >> cold but having a blast. this just brings joy to my heart every year. the these people want to be a part of our lives and community and that's all i could ask for. >> early numbers show more than $2 million was raised this year. we're told a final number will be out later in the >> welcome back, good morning, everyone. it's going to be another chilly start for us but not nearly as cold as the last couple of days. i think we'll make it back above freezing. a mix of sun and a few clouds. the clouds are going to thicken up tonight some time after tonight there is the possibility of a little bit of freezing rain and or sleet and we will see the chance for the monday morni
in the nation with a struggling economy, hurricane sandy and the tragedy in newtown. for answers and hope, teddy robbins gives us both of those things. he's changed lives around the world. now he has a message for you and america. he's brought a special guest with him. welcome back. >> thank you for having me back. >> i can't think of a better guy, really, to have here. i get a feeling it's a really overriding feeling. america is hurting right now. america feels vulnerable, fearful, and you see this because of the gun crisis. >> yes. >> you see it because of the financial crisis. there's just a crisis of confidence generally amongst americans. do you feel that? and what is the answer? >> well, there's no single answer. you can't change the world overnight, but you can change yourself. i think the biggest challenge we face is we're not just missing our confidence because we're out of control. we're missing our confidence because we need to retool. the world has changed. most people say you have to deal with change. change is automatic. progress is not. if you want to make progress, you and i have
at sandy hook, now his impassioned plea for an assault weapons ban and the moment he was shouted down by gun advocates. my exclusive interview with neil heslin. also the nra is not as powerful as you think. he's standing up to them. and the sheriff saying this -- >> calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option. you can beg for mercy, hide under the bed or fight back. >> but the mayor says this. >> to have him do that was so irresponsible. >> they go head-to-head tonight. >>> plus the controversy surrounding an nhl ref just days before the super bowl. this is "piers morgan tonight." good evening. we'll get to america's battle over guns in a few moments. we begin with another item on president obama's agenda -- immigration. with 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country, the president says those who want to become citizens, should pass background checks, learn english, then get to the back of the line. this is what the president told the crowd of a high school in las vegas today. >> the reason i came here today is because of a challenge where the differences are dwindl
in depth look that we'll take tomorrow. have a great evening. >>> 47 days after the massacre at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, the in newtown, connecticut, the senate judiciary committee held a rare, full committee hearing televised hearing on gun and ammunition control. how rare is that? it was their first gun control hearing of the 21th century. >> americans are looking to us for solutions and for action. >> battle over gun control moves to capitol hill. >> the first hearing since the newtown massacre. >> speaking is difficult. but i need to say something important. >> gabrielle giffords, at the senate judiciary hearing. >> giffords made a plea for action. >> the bold, the courageous americans are counting on you. >> behind every victim lays a matrix of failure. >> mark kelly, husband of gabrielle giffords. >> rights demand responsibility. first, fix gun background checks. >> it is not a serious solution for reducing crime. >> the nra is clearly, dramatically out of step. >> lapierre dismissed background checks. >> background checks will never be universal. >> you
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